A fascinatingly realistic picture of routine cases brought into a bustling metropolitan police station in the course of an evening
The Attic Ensemble, Theater for a New Jersey City, announces auditions for Detective Story by Sidney Kingsley. The play will be directed by Billy Mitchell. Auditions are Monday, September 30 and Wednesday October 2 at 7:30 pm at the Historic Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street, Jersey City. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday October 3rd, if needed.
We are casting: 16 men and 6 women. There will be doubling and multiple casting.
PATROLMAN KEOGH/BARNES (20s-30s); CHARLIE (30s-40s) – Burglar
LEWIS (20s-30s) – Burglar; DET. McLEOD (40s); DET. DAKIS (40s-50s)
DET. CALLAHAN (30s); DET. O’BRIEN (50s); DET. BRODY (40s)
DET. GALLAGHER (30s-40s); ENDICOTT SIMS (30s-40s) – Lawyer
ARTHUR KINDRED (20s) – Former GI; DR. SCHNEIDER (40s) – Gardener/Abortionist
LT. MONOGHAN (50s-70s); JANITOR / PHOTOGRAPHER / MR. FEENEY (40s-60s)
TAMI GIACOPETTI / MR. GALLANTZ (30s); MR. PRITCHETT / CRUMB BUM (40s-50s)
JO FEINSON (30s-50s) – Reporter; SHOPLIFTER (20s-30s); SUSAN CARMICHAEL (20s);
MARY McLEOD (30s); MRS. FARRAGUT / MRS. FEENEY / LADY (40s-60s);
MRS. BAGATELLE / MISS HATCH / INDIGNANT CITIZEN (20s-30s)
THE STORY: August, 1949. A fascinatingly realistic picture of routine cases brought into a bustling metropolitan police station in the course of an evening. Out of the welter of human misery, vice and foolishness there emerges the moving case of a decent young man who has stolen money from his employer; a hardened criminal dragging his young friend down with him; a lawless NJ “gardener” with a corrupt lawyer; and others. In the throes of the tumult is Detective McLeod — a man whose black & white vision of justice will be challenged by the woman he loves most: his wife. A cast of 22 men and women will bring this drama of truth and consequences to life on the stage.
Sides from the script will be provided for cold readings at the audition and posted on our website. Familiarity with the script is encouraged. There are no appointments necessary; actors will be seen on a first come/first served basis. Bring pix & résumés, stapled together. This is a non-union production. There is no pay/no fee.
For directions visit our website at www.atticensemble.org or call 201 413-9200. Performances are November 8-17, 2013, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sunday matinees at 3 pm and Thursday November 14th at 7 pm. The Attic Ensemble is located just two blocks from the Grove Street PATH Station, in the Historic Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street, Jersey City. There is free parking after 7 p.m. in the parking lot 1 ½ blocks away on Christopher Columbus Drive. For directions and further information: www.atticensemble.org; phone (201) 413-9200, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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